Laura E. Turner, MPAff

Laura E. Turner, MPAff

Director of Development

Laura came to the development office in 2007 and has served in various roles beginning with administrative support and moving into donor cultivation, stewardship and alumni engagement. Prior to her work at the School of Social Work, she served as a program coordinator for Keep Texas Beautiful and as a community organizer in South Hollywood, CA. There she taught English, mentored teenagers, ran the after-school homework program and coordinated monthly neighborhood family events. Laura is proud to be part of the UT Austin Social Work community and aims to increase support and enthusiasm for all of the quality work being done here!

In her free time, she enjoys gardening, home-improvement projects, traveling, and spending time outdoors.


  • B.S., The University of Texas at Austin - College of Communication
  • M.P.Aff., The University of Texas at Austin - LBJ School of Public Affairs


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.106HA
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358